Meaningful Generational Time

Every year our church gives people the opportunity to purchase gifts for children who need them. Each year I take tags off the “Giving Tree” that correspond to the ages of my grandchildren. This year, since my grandchildren are here, I invited them to come shopping with me. This afternoon my mom and I met […]

Wisdom of Caregivers

Today was the last day of the most recent caregiver class that I have been attending. This one focused on processing your emotions and came at the perfect time – of course. The last thing we talked about was what we would take away from the sessions. There was so much wisdom in the group. […]

New Telescope

When my mom and I arrived to visit my dad today, one of the caregivers who coordinates activities as well flagged us down. She had something to show us. She said she had been to Walmart for black Friday shopping early this morning and as she was headed for the “one thing” she was going […]

A Different Thanksgiving

I was so grateful that my son and daughter in law offered to host Thanksgiving dinner this year. Yesterday my grandson came over and we made some desserts. All of them were brand new recipes. My grandson made brownies embellished with Andes candy. He had an idea and wanted to try it out. We made […]

Glad He’s Recovering

My family was surprised when my sister announced that she and her husband were selling their farm. They got an offer on the house at just the right time. My brother in law unexpectedly had to have surgery. And right before that he threw his back out so badly that he couldn’t even stand up. […]

Caring Dentist

Last week at the veterans day event, my dad smiled big and we noticed a gap in his teeth. I talked to the nurse and got him set up with the dentist who visits on a regular basis. It just happened that he was scheduled to come today. I actually met him as I was […]

Another Unexpected Meeting

A while ago a friend of mine said she had many Christian books that her mother had collected. She offered them to people who were interested. I said I would like some especially for my grandchildren. Today the box of books arrived. I enjoyed perusing them until I reached the bottom. The last book was […]

Veteran’s Day Celebration

I was very excited to hear that Morning Star was going to host a Veteran’s Day celebration. I was also very happy that my brother just came in from out of town last night and that my sister was off work so we could all go and honor my dad. One of the local high […]

Knowledgeable and Thoughtful

Not too long ago I received notice from my mobile carrier that they would no longer be supporting my phone. I didn’t want to get a new phone. To me it’s so hard learning how to work a new one. But, I had to. My brother offered me to join his service. Since I was […]

Midday Mass

At Mass on Sunday, the pastor announced they would begin having Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. The new schedule would begin today, All Souls Day. My mom and I talked about trying to go. Things worked out just fine today so that we were able to attend. It was a blessing to take […]